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Cafe at Book-ish

18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
+44 1873 811256
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the idea of combining a bookshop and cafe and wish there were more around still. This did not disappoint. The local coffee served here was delicious. The range of cakes had my children mesmerised and deliberating for quite a while. We settled on...More

Thank Ali4348
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time, ordered ...everything was great but hot chocolate was grainy and unmixed.... coffee and milkshakes excellent!!! Children read books and drew on the drawing table and blackboard in the children's bookshop: but upstairs shop-keepers kept following the children around arranging things:...More

Thank BlueEmmaMac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always nice to find a bookshop with a good cafe, and this is one. There was a selection of cakes and other baked items, with dedicated cafe staff separate from the bookshop. There is also a selection of gluten-free cakes etc. The small bookshop...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Bookish Cafe has a wonderful selection of cakes including vegan friendly and gluten free. Personally the rocky road is my favourite and I would definitely recommend! Being able to buy a book and get a free coffee this January is a win-win! The food there...More

Thank Catriona B
Reviewed 1 January 2018

What a great idea to have a bowl of Dhal and mini- naan as a lunch option mid winter, quite set me a for a yomp up table mountain afterwards. Pastrami bagel was very tasty too. Service was friendly and efficient. Only sadness - no...More

Thank juliabaldwin
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Delicious pastrami bagel with all the trimmings, great and friendly service oh and a good read to follow. Many thanks and looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Recently visited for lunch. Beautiful building, friendly and inviting staff, variety of choices on the menu and the homemade cakes are just to die for!! Will definitely be returning regularly!

Thank missBrooke7
Emma C, Owner at Cafe at Book-ish, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Simply the best coffee in Crickhowell, and a nice place to finish a walk. The cakes were lovely. The 'melts' looked good, and we could have chosen many more of the cakes.

Thank Herbie-Green
Emma C, Owner at Cafe at Book-ish, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your review and photo. We hope you come back again soon to sample more cake!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a snack lunch; food was good but service was chaotic and glacially slow. Hopefully these are teething problems that will be overcome. The venue / ambience is very pleasant.

Thank McBad_Wales
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Visited the cafe late in the afternoon of 14th Sept. A young lady and a young gentleman behind the counter serving. The young lady was putting together the last part of a hot chocolate for a customer which she served......then only myself to be served....More

1  Thank Frank068
Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review, I am very sorry you didn't have a good experience with us. Rest assured this is not the service we pride ourselves on offering and the team have been spoken to. We will be carrying out further customer...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Crickhowell
  • Phone Number: +44 1873 811256
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We are a friendly, independent cafe serving locally roasted coffee, homemade cakes, snacks and lunches. We use award-winning, local suppliers wherever possible and pride ourselves on offering fresh, homemade food. We have a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available.
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